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Hadith On Henna

Key Takeaways:

  1. Hadiths advocate for the application of henna, emphasizing its significance within Islamic tradition for beautification and distinction.
  2. The practice of applying henna is recommended for women, as a symbol of femininity and adherence to Islamic teachings.
  3. Henna serves not only as a cosmetic but also as a cultural and religious symbol, reflecting deeper spiritual meanings and practices in Islam.


Several Hadiths encourage women to apply henna on their hands:

  1. Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) reported Hind bintu ‘Utbah approached the Prophet (ﷺ) for allegiance. The Prophet (ﷺ) responded, “I will not accept your allegiance till you change the palms of your hands [by applying henna], as they [look like] the paws of an animal of prey.”

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 4162)

  1. Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) mentioned a woman with a letter for Rasulullah (ﷺ). Nabi (ﷺ) withdrew his hand, saying, “I do not know if this is a man’s hand or a woman’s hand.” The woman clarified, “No, a woman.” Rasulullah (ﷺ) advised, “If you were a female, you would have changed your nails [by applying henna].”

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 4163)

  1. A Sahabiyyah (radiyallahu ‘anha) narrated that Rasulullah (ﷺ) once instructed her to apply henna, stating, “You leave out applying henna resulting in your hand looking like a man’s hand.” The narration mentions she continued applying henna until her passing at eighty years old.

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 4 pg. 70, Hadith: 16650)

These Hadiths emphasize the practice of applying henna as recommended in Islam.


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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What is the significance of applying henna in Islam? 

A: Applying henna in Islam is encouraged for women as it symbolizes femininity, purity, and celebration. It is considered Sunnah, following the practices of the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ), emphasizing its importance in Islamic tradition for beautification and religious adherence.

Q: Can men apply henna in Islam? 

A: While henna application is primarily encouraged for women in Islamic tradition for beautification purposes, men may also use henna, particularly for dyeing their hair or beard, in accordance with certain Hadiths that recommend its use for changing the color of grey hair.

Q: How long should henna be left on the skin? 

A: The duration for leaving henna on the skin varies depending on the desired intensity of the color. Traditionally, it is recommended to leave it for a few hours to overnight, as the longer it stays, the darker and more lasting the stain will be.

Q: Is applying henna considered obligatory in Islam? 

A: Applying henna is not obligatory in Islam; it is mustahabb (encouraged) for women as a form of beautification and to distinguish themselves, following the practices and recommendations found in various Hadiths.

Q: Are there any specific occasions where applying henna is recommended? 

A: Henna is traditionally applied during special occasions such as Eid, weddings, and during the month of Ramadan. It is seen as a symbol of joy, celebration, and spiritual preparation, reflecting its cultural significance in Islamic societies.


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